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Stop Smoking Program at UPMC Passavant

Everyone knows smoking is bad for you. But, like any drug, kicking the habit isn't easy. It takes a lot of willpower and a lot of support.

Studies show that taking a smoking cessation class can double your chances for success.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking

There are many benefits to stop smoking, including:

  • Decreased risk of heart attack within 24 hours
  • Decreased risk of stroke and cancer
  • Improved circulation to arms and legs (hands and feet become warmer)
  • Decreases in coughing, sinus congestion, and shortness of breath
  • Improved skin color and decreased wrinkling
  • Improved senses of taste and smell
  • Increased energy and endurance
  • A sense of freedom from a bad habit
  • More free time
  • Cleaner house, car, clothes, and hair
  • Money saved
  • Improved pregnancy outcomes

For more information about UPMC Passavant's Stop Smoking Program, email Terry Manko, program coordinator, at

Stop Smoking Resources